About Us

At CrossFit Tsavo we are...

  • Training to live an active, healthy lifestyle.
  • Developing stronger minds to have the courage and strength needed to overcome life’s obstacles.
  • Building a community of people who want to share their desire and drive to live a life of excellence.

What is CrossFit?

You’ll be participating in group classes utilizing CrossFit
methodologies outlined below.

  • Metabolic Conditioning
  • Gymnastics
  • Weightlifting
  • Sport
  • Nutrition

In other words, it is constantly varied, functional movement, done at
relatively high intensity. What that means in English is that we do a
bunch of different workouts, comprised of simple body-weight and
free-weight movements, and we are pushing ourselves as hard as we want
to or can on that day.

What to expect?

Workouts can be adjusted in weight, intensity, and certain mechanics to scale to the experience and fitness levels of any individual, be it a total fitness beginner or elite competitive CrossFitter. This is the reason this program gets acclaim from military personnel, professional athletes, soccer Moms, Dads, and grandparents alike.

All of our CrossFit Classes are coach-led and follow a planned progression roughly 60 minutes in duration and follow this basic structure:

A certified coach will guide you through warming up, followed by movement instruction and demonstration for the workout. The Coach will supervise and correct any movement performed by you during the workout.

What to wear?

Clothes that you are comfortable moving in. You will be getting up and down off the floor and moving quickly. Make sure they are clothes you are ok sweating in. You will sweat. In the nicer months we will work out outside if the weather permits it. There are tons of CrossFit-specific clothes and shoes out there but you do not need any of that to get started. If you are looking to upgrade the wardrobe we can point you in the right direction.

The Team


Michelle Palmer - Owner/Coach

As fitness enthusiast, mother to three active children, wife, Elite CrossFit Athlete/Olympic lifter, and business owner, Michelle has had several life experiences and opportunities that have helped her overcome many personal weaknesses and further develop her strengths.

At a very young age, dance became her first lifelong passion. From preschool through college, her intense dedication to dance instilled a unique grit, perseverance, discipline, and the ability to work hard. These qualities and experiences earned her a dance/student government scholarship for college. 

Graduating on the Dean’s list with a bachelor’s degree in sports science and PE, she went on to earn her license as a Certified Personal Trainer, Yoga/Pilates instructor, and CF-L1 trainer.  These endeavors sparked the beginning of what would become her greatest passion: Fitness.

Throughout the past several years and phases of life, she’s worked relentlessly to pursue fitness goals. Whether it was trying to stay active during her pregnancies, lose 50+ pounds of post-baby weight, preparing for a physique show, competing in an Olympic lifting meet, or working to become an Elite CrossFit Athlete, she’s confronted many unique challenges that required an immense amount of dedication and tenacity. She’s been blessed with the gift of persistence, and through her experiences, has learned she can accomplish anything she is willing to work for. Because of this perspective, she feels a great need and desire to share what she’s learned with others.  

Michelle has years of competitive CrossFit experience and has success competing on the local and national level.

This year Michelle has qualified for the 2021 NOBULL CrossFit Games as a Masters Athlete. Her ultimate goal is to inspire others to have the courage to do hard things, dream big, and work toward achieving those dreams. She truly believes her life’s work is helping people find the drive, desire, and spirit to live a life of excellence.


Luke Palmer - Owner/Coach

Luke grew up with a love for sport and athletics.  At a young age Luke excelled because of his hard work and natural ability. Luke’s senior year he earned All-State football and baseball honors.  He was drafted as a pitcher for the Kansas City Royal Organization his senior year of high school. Luke went on to play professional baseball for 6 years.  

While playing for the Idaho Falls Chukars, Luke met his wife, Michelle.  He now shares his love and knowledge for sports with his 3 kids.  He spends any spare time he has coaching and mentoring kids and teens in the area.  Luke has a passion for sport and fitness and serves as a great role model in the community.


Brian Howell - CrossFit Coach CF-L1

In 2014 Brian found CrossFit after getting burnt out after more than a decade of ultra-endurance sports. He decided to try something new that would allow him to maintain optimal health, require fewer training hours, develop new skills, and has loved CrossFit ever since. 

Brian has completed multiple Ironman distance triathlons, ultra-marathons, marathons, Spartans, Tough Mudders, and competed at several CrossFit competitions.  His athletic history includes: triathlon coaching, Total Immersion Swim coaching, Chi Running coaching, diet/nutrition counseling, race directing as co-owner of Personal Best Performance, is a CrossFit level 2 trainer, and has had the opportunity to coach at several different boxes over the past six years as he relocated around the country with work.

Brian has two BA degrees from BYU-I and BSU and an MBA from WGU and is a Sales Manager at Genentech, a large Biopharmaceutical company. Brian has five kids, the most amazing wife ever, and loves spending time with all of them both in and out of the gym.

Marc Hirsch - CrossFit Coach CF-L1

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Bridger Hansen - CrossFit Coach CF-L1

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Are You Ready?

CrossFit Tsavo is about the bonds that are created between people that have nothing more in common than the desire to get better!